With an area of over 7 sq. miles, it is the third largest city in the State of Vermont. The down town area is full of historical importance, with its registration on the Register of National Historical Places.It is a terminal city of the Amtrack and is also well conected through other modes of surface transport.Rutland held the third spot in terms of retail sales a few years ago.Principal areas of employment revolves around Rutland Regional Medical Center, GE or General Electric and Casella Waste Systems. There are further plans for more economic development with the construction of new office buildings.It is also a thrivining cultural center and a tourism hotspot. There are scope for mountain biking among other outdoor recreation activities. There are also some historical places, like the Arthur Perkins House, Clementwood, Rutland Free Library among others.Most of the residents are engaged in a number of economic activities mostly related with the service sector.